Faegre Drinker on Law and Technology Podcast: ‘Merging’ Mergers, Acquisitions and Cybersecurity

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Due diligence is at the heart of negotiating and finalizing any major deal, and parties’ cybersecurity practices have become a focal point in the M&A due diligence process. In the latest episode of the Faegre Drinker on Law and Technology Podcast, host Jason G. Weiss and guests Paul Luehr and Dori Cain discuss the importance of cybersecurity due diligence in the mergers and acquisitions field, what criteria professionals evaluate in this process, and how “cybersecurity hygiene” can impact the deal-making process. The podcast covers a number of questions, including:

  • What does the cybersecurity due diligence aspect of a merger or acquisition look like? Why is “cyber diligence” so important in the deal-making process?
  • What insights or hard facts are cybersecurity professionals looking for when evaluating cybersecurity at the outset of the mergers and acquisition process? What “cyber hygiene” criteria should be assessed at every step of deal negotiations? Are there any common deal-breakers in this process?

Faegre Drinker on Law and Technology Podcast: A Primer on Cybersecurity Frameworks

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ISO, NIST, CMMC — if the alphabet soup of cybersecurity frameworks has you confused, we’ve got you covered. In the latest episode of the Faegre Drinker on Law and Technology Podcast, host Jason G. Weiss chats with guest Jim Watkins, former deputy laboratory director in the FBI’s Orange County Crime Lab and current certified technical assessor for the ANSI National Accreditation Board, about some of the more prominent cybersecurity frameworks, the process of cybersecurity assessments, how compliance issues are addressed, and what’s the difference between self-assessment, self-certification, and accreditation, and how a skilled attorney can make all the difference in getting accredited.

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Faegre Drinker on Law and Technology Podcast: Cybersecurity and Incident Response — A Battle Plan

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You’ve been hacked! What happens next? In the latest episode of the Faegre Drinker on Law and Technology Podcast, host Jason G. Weiss talks with guests Serge Jorgensen, founding partner and chief technology officer at Sylint Cybersecurity, and Faegre Drinker’s Jay Brudz about the legal and technical aspects of a cybersecurity incident, action items leaders should be prepared to take in the immediate aftermath of a breach, and other critical decisions that will make or break your incident response.

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Faegre Drinker on Law and Technology Podcast: Evolving U.S. and International Privacy Laws in 2021 and Beyond

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Privacy laws continue to proliferate both across U.S. states and at the international level, making it imperative for businesses to implement strong and adaptive data governance programs. In the latest episode of the Faegre Drinker on Law and Technology Podcast, host Jason G. Weiss and guests Mary Devlin Capizzi and Peter Blenkinsop look back on the evolution of privacy laws over the last 20 years, evaluate the impact of recent laws and how they may shape the future of privacy regulations, and provide some helpful guidance for companies working to stay on top of this evolving regulatory landscape.

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Faegre Drinker on Law and Technology Podcast: Exploring the New York SHIELD Act

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The New York Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act updated and expanded the state’s data breach notification requirements and introduced new and broad privacy and cybersecurity requirements that exceed those imposed by most other states around the country. In the latest episode of the Faegre Drinker on Law and Technology Podcast, Jason G. Weiss sits down with Peter Baldwin for insight into a number of questions regarding this sweeping new law.

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Faegre Drinker on Law and Technology Podcast: The Internet of Things

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In the latest episode of the Faegre Drinker on Law and Technology Podcast, Faegre Drinker Counsel Jason G. Weiss and Partner Laura Phillips discuss the growth and evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT). In particular, they dive into the countless devices and use cases that make up the IoT universe, the regulatory issues that accompany commercial applications of IoT technology in the U.S., and the challenges of navigating the patchwork, ad hoc policies and regulations that currently govern this emerging space.

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